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they believe romney has been kind of soft in telling us where he's going to go on foreign policy in his speech today as well as on domestic policy, how would he reduce that deficit. so they still think they've got openings here, wolf. and they do. anything can happen. overnight's a lifetime in politics, particularly when it comes to a close presidential race like this. >> and all those folks thought that president obama had it wrapped up a few days ago, not yet. gloria, stand by. mitt romney was clearly hammering away at the president's foreign policy before a military audience today and sketched out a stronger, bolder response by a romney administration. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta has more on that. >> reporter: wolf, after millions of americans watched mitt romney go toe to toe with president obama at their first debate, the gop nominee now wants voters to see him as commander in chief. he's done just that in a series of foreign policy speeches, including one here at the virginia military institute where he kudz the president of allowing the middle east to drift closer
on romney's speech, releasing a new ad, reminding voters of the republican candidate's gaffe-plagued foreign trip over the summer. romney, obama aides say, is no ronald reagan, more like chevy chase. combatting that image, romney met with a group of retired generals after a speech. the romney approach would be both more muscular and bipartisan. >> if you look at harry truman and john kennedy and the use of power by bill clinton in his second term, that is a much different approach than jimmy carter and barack obama. >> reporter: to put his vision into action, romney will have to win first, which explains why he made an impromptu stop at a nearby elementary school. at this stage of the race, the pictures matter almost as much as the policies. romney did mention the obama campaign's trump card on foreign policy, the killing of osama bin laden, but he seemed to give the credit to what he called, quote, military and intelligence professionals. romney will now shift back to the economy with campaign events coming up here in virginia and also in iowa and ohio. wolf? >> jim acosta, thank you. let's
strong. >> but according to excerpts of the speech, almost every policy romney will call for, a two-state solution, free trade, going after terrorists in libya, has been pursued by the obama administration. they're out with an aggressive prebuttle. >> reckless. amateurish. that's what republicans called mitt romney's gaffe filled tour of england, israel and poland, when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, showed a lack of presidential character. if this is how he handles the world now, just think what mitt romney might do as president. >> in a statement, liz smith says quote it's clear on every measure, mitt romney fails the commander in chief test. well, just about two hours from now, romney will deliver that speech at virginia military institute. peter alexander is traveling with the romney campaign in lexington, virginia and joins me now and peter, this is a speech that is largely about the middle east. we're not hearing a lot about asia, a lot about russia. this is really going to be focused on syria, iran, libya and afghanistan. is it not? >> yeah, i think you're exactly
account his tenth foreign policy speech of the campaign. romney's forays into foreign policy has been a mixed bag. from his rush to criticize the president on egypt and libya before all the facts were known. >> if you had known that the ambassador had died -- >> i'm not going to take hypotheticals about what would have been known. we responded last night to the events that happened in egypt. >> romney's effort to banish his foreign policy credentials with a summer trip was widely panned after romney seemed to insult the british handling of the olympics. his campaign spent weeks trying to explain why he didn't mention the war in afghanistan in his convention speech. today, romney will try again. arguing quote, i know the president hopes for a safer, freer and more pros% middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. it's a message he previewed yesterday on the trail. >> i commit to you i will be a leader. when i'm president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >>
romney when he gives a speech today. >> it looks like in the excerpts that have been sent -- >> a distinct difference overall. >> he covers libya and egypt and syria. >> yes. >> there's a range. let's talk about iran for a moment. when you actually analyze the candidate's positions if you look at governor romney's position on ir and that red line that as you remember benjamin netanyahu was drawing in his speech and president obama's position they're similar, aren't they identical, really? >> well, soledad, i'm not going to get into the back and forth on foreign policy. i'm not a foreign policy expert. again, i think americans need to understand there i a clear and distinct choice between these candidates relative to their approaches to how we lead, how we have led, how this president has led, failed to lead it in a large degree. >> but their positions are similar -- i think their positions are similar, there's not a big difference between the two candidates. >> listen, soledad, i'm sure you can find similarities in a number of positions with leaders on a number of differe
see in the campaign, pushing back hard like today, responding even before mitt romney made his speech on foreign policy, they had a couple of ads ready to go and then put together a conference call with campaign officials and also madeleine albright, former secretary of state and they are saying he's erratic, unsteady, irresponsible, something the campaign was not as quick to do in the past but post-debate, a much more aggressive tone from the campaign. >> jim, you have been following governor romney for a long time. you talk about a smile he has on the campaign trail. have you seen a big difference in how he's been campaigning since the debate? >> absolutely. you know, one thing that we should touch on is in that pew research center poll, it shows an 18 point swing to mitt romney among women voters, and i think that may vindicate some of what people were observing at that debate last week, when a lot of people thought mitt romney was sort of moving to the middle in certain areas on bank regulation, on at least trying to do so on health care reform and on taxes, even though the obama
want to show to you. this is basically where mitt romney is going to be going with this speech later on this morning. he is going to say, quote, we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in t middle east when our words are not backed by deeds, when our defense spending is being arbitrarily and deeply cut, when we have no trade agenda to speak of and the perception of our strategy is not one of partnership, but of passivity. it is time to change course in the middle east. one final thing, carol, on a campaign conference call yesterday romney's foreign policy team talked about some presidents of past they might be shaping their foreign policy principles after. they talked about the presidencies of jfk, truman and even bill clinton. after that first debate when a lot of pundits on the right and the left were sensing that mitt romney might be moving to the middle on domestic policy issues, there might be some of that on foreign policy when we hear this speech later on this morning. >> jim acosta, we'll check back with you. >>> okay. let's take another peek at the obama campaig
international partners around the world. i mean, the speech today by mitt romney about foreign policy was a joke. it has been already panned by so many who actually know what they're talking about. this is the same guy who couldn't even go to the olympics in london and do that right insulting our good friends and our great partner in the uk. so let's talk about the substance of what it takes to run the united states of america, the most powerful country in the world, and not about, you know, style points at a debate. this is a real job here, and you have to be focused and know what in the world you're doing. >> so your criticizing us for criticizing the campaign debate? okay. let's move on. >> i think the american public wants to hear about the candidates. >> i agree with your main point. let's go back, the obama campaign released this ad over the weekend going after romney's plan on taxes. let's watch the campaign ad that was put out. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> romney is being dishonest here, too. >> i a cording to an independent nonport stan study,
. >>> welcome back to "hardball." the romney campaign billed today's speech by romney as a major foreign policy address. what did we learn with his policy today? let's take a listen. >> the president has failed to offer the tangible support that our partners want and need. america's ability to influence events for the better in iraq has been undermined by the abrupt withdrawal of our entire troop presence. the president has also failed to lead in syria where more than 30,000 men, women, and children have been massacred by the assad regime over the past 20 months. we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. i'll put the leaders of iran on notice that the united states and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. no friend of america will question our commitment to support them. no enemy that attacks america will question our resolve to defeat them. and no one anywhere, friend or foe, will doubt america's capability to back up our words. >> well, you got to wonder about that guy. we sh
. the candidate has been reworking his stump speech. in a very smart analysis, npr pointed out romney has a five point stump speech. the first four points are actually identical to obama's stump speech. two, domestic energy, three, retraining programs, four, domestic. -- deficit reduction. on five they differ. i've long argued that romney is an intelligent man trapped in a party that has forced him to embrace extreme and impossible positions. one of his advisers had predict thad once the republican primaries were over, romney would erase the image from the primaries and like an etch a sketch just draw a new one. well, he appears to be doing just that. the republican party might hate obama enough and be frustrated enough to let him wink and let him do it. if so he faces something far more challenging than a good debate never the last weeks of the campaign. he faces a moderate republican. let's get started. >>> america's biggest corporations have a unique perspective on the economy. i recently had an opportunity to talk to the heads of three very different, very successful businesses in finance, i
is saying this is an attempt to distract from the negative attention romney got from the secret donor speech we were talking about and that the speech was widely reported at the time. the romney campaign says they didn't have anything to do with it, and i think absent proof of the kwaer, you take them at their word. as you said, cnn did cover the speech extensively especially the quiet riot remarks. cnn did not cover shout-outs, for example, to reverend jeremiah wright, some other small nuggets that the daily caller thought were exclusive. >> tell you what, i want you to highlight the jeremiah wright issue as well because there were some serious comments made about the reverend jeremiah wright, and when you say shout-out, it was a heck of a shout-out. i mean, my friend, my colleague, my mentor, my -- all sorts of lawedible comments about jeremiah wright, and then the next year, no more jeremiah wright. >> right. yeah, well, also, remember that when he was making that shout-out to jeremiah wright, it wasn't until sometime much later that jeremiah wright really became an issuend sort of blew u
-up speech about mitt romney learning everything he knew about russia by watching rocky 4, and his overseas trip actually being a blooper reel and all that stuff? this this great barn burner of a very funny speech by john kerry. everybody said, afterwards, where was that john kerry when he was the guy running for president in 2004? well, that john kerry actually did show up in 2004 when he was running for president. at least he showed up for the first debate against the incumbent president that year, and in that first debate against the incumbent president, challenger john kerry cleaned the president's clock. >> i made a mistake in how i talk about the war, but the president made a mistake in invading iraq. which is worse? >> president bush and senator kerry were hard at it again today, campaigning across battleground states, continuing the spirited debate they had last night on terrorism in iraq, but this time they were not on a common stage and kerry had the kind of confidence that comes with polls and pundits agreeing that he won last night's showdown. >> did you watch that debate last n
are in the works for mitt romney to deliver a major foreign policy speech shortly after wednesday's debate. what do you think of that? you think he should do that? >> yes. i think, as i said, right after the killing, that wasn't the time to talk about this. >> right. >> now is the time, several weeks later, to talk about it. john heilemann, the lead in "the new york times," mistake in faith and security seen at libya mission before benghazi raid. response to the june bomb raised confidence in local guards. this benghazi story is an absolute mess. i think -- i've heard stuart stevens as saying let's focus on the economy. i think stuart stevens is exactly right. americans don't care as much in the polls about foreign policy. but several weeks later after this, i think it's very legitimate now that the press is going in and a couple of weeks have passed since the ambassador's death, now, yes. i mean, he's got a responsibility to talk about how badly the white house bungled this. >> i think he does. and indeed, you know, i think right now, the focus is a little misplaced. the notion that -- i think the
is the right place to do it. after the paul ryan speech, you have the obama campaign referring to the lies in paul ryan's speech and that's echoed by president obama's allies in the media. when you don't have the romney campaign's response robustly. for example, president obama has been running ads claiming that mitt romney's going to race taxes on the middle class. now, mitt romney has never made that claim. this is coming from a report making all kinds of arguments. and he's made all kinds of a assumptions that the romney campaign has rejected. also puts harvey rosen, you can also generate enough growth to avoid a middle class tax increase. there are a loft credible folks saying something else. it's a fact he's going to raise middle class tax. >> the obama campaign, david plouffe is a chris christie of the campaign saying their campaign is built on a tripod of lies and the president has said sometimes they just make things up. >> last i checked, isn't this called politics? you have lying all the time in politics. it is our responsibility to call folks out on it. on my tv 1 show, i have a
would note from this performance in 2008 and also from this speech is how loyal he is. nothing is about him. it is about the president and the president's plans and an attack on governor romney. and at that time in 2008. i noticed that palin focused on her record and her family. it was me centered and i can see paul ryan walking down that same path and the work that he has done in congress rather than making it about governor romney and president obama. >> do you think the age difference will be a factor? >> yeah. almost exexactly the same age different from 1988. that was a situation where quail looked like the young day. and it was like an old testament figure. when he looked at quail and said you are no jack kennedy. >> biden is still hot. he has it. >> he doesn't quite have the same gravity of a guy like lloyd benson. >> thank you for joining me tonight. >> coming up. mitt romney wants to try to balance the budget by getting rid of big bid. which will save 1, 100th of 1% of the federal budget. and next it is easy to have a gutt reaction about who won the debate. but being right abou
's strategy was to come in and have his talk and it sounded like his convention speech but he wasn't ready to engage. but romney was ready point by point. >> you can put down the theatricals. why did obama look down the whole team? >> no. i think it got to a point you can see the anger and annoyians in his face and rather than show the annoyians he looks down. >> what do you have expect. wrom any's been pounding him for five years. >> he had to be hurt. >> the reason that he was clinching his teeth and try nothing the to react is his strategy going into this debate is do nothing to hurt your likability image. that's ace ace in the hole. >> but romney helped his likability by being tough. >> roib didn't engage more because he didn't want to be seen as beating up on romney. >> and he had to be presidential at the same time. >> mr. james layer would be. my thanks to all of you. we'll be right back here with one week from tomorrow for the vice-presidential debate. joe biden, paul ryan. thanks for being us with tonight. good night from denver. so make your case and you don't want the government
romney was a little bit like the old mitt romney. i happened to watch an old c-span speech of his when he was running the olympics. he was very eloquent. >> we haven't seen him at all. >> that's his campaign's fault for not putting him out. >> we have sound bites and gaffes as people cut different things they want to share. >> he's not put on to do live -- look, president obama has gone on "the view" and letterman. >> i don't want him going on "the view" or "letterman" and i would criticize not meeting netanyahu and calling myself eye candy. >> it resonated when he said the government should not pick winners and losers, everybody beyond left and right agrees with that. when he actually challenged the fact that the dodd-frank does not allow -- >> banks putting out mortgages. >> they're too big to fail. >> let's bring in harwood. >> before we do, we want to show you in case you didn't see this last night, this was a heated debate. you had the two candidates facing off for the first of three debates. one of the things they argued about was romney's tax plan. >> for 18 months he's been runnin
with you ♪ >> that fire-breathing lefty mitt romney there's lot of talk about him moving to the middle in his rhetoric. last night he said this. >> in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you say and that doesn't come out right. in this case that's something that's completely wrong. i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown i care about 100%. >> krystal said he would double-down or walk it back. you did it again. >> what can i say? >> what a way to start the spin cycle. i've also heard and it should be pointed out there's a lot of hang-wringing on the far left about obama's moderate debate performance. his sort of mealy mouth stance on social security, failing to call out the do-good, do-nothing republican congress. tchs a mealy mouth performance not just on tone but substance. obama was out on the stump the very next day sounding very much like his old self. i feel as though, you know, the conventions give you permission to be the wild-eyed partisan, but for that to work, you really have to have applause. at t
#: 1-800-345-2550 >>> welcome back to "the kudlow report." freedom of speech is protected by the first amendment of the constitution, right? somebody better tell that to a teacher in philadelphia who ridiculed a young student for wearing a mitt romney t-shirt in class allegedly saying the t-shirt would be like her wearing a kkk, ku klux klan shirts. this is one of the worst stories. here to explain 16-year-old samantha polisi and her father rich. we reached out to the school for comment. the student was exercising her right of free speech and was not violating any school or district policy." they went on to say "the school snir initiated an investigation to review the conduct of the teacher and that investigation is ongoing." samantha i had to say that in order for fiba. let me ask you. you walked into class, geometry class? you walk in the class with a romney t-shirt and the teacher said to you, take it off? what was that like? how did that happen? >> well, it was really embarrassing. and i think she did it because she's against mitt romney. >> so that's basically, in other words, she
in that sentence. >> okay. you say flat in the end. >> yes. >> mitt romney, defining moment, set it up for me? >> this is the same thing. the end speech and i think it's clear when you look at it. >> okay. let's take a look. >> if i'm elected we won't have obama care. we'll put in place the kind of principles that i've put in place in my own state and allow each state to krapt their own programs to get people insured and focus on getting the cost of health care down. if the president were to be re-elected you will see a $716 billion cut to medicare. you'll have 4 million people to lose medicare advantage. you'll have hospitals and provider that is will no longer accept medicare patients. >> you say this was a defining noemt a good way? >> in a good way. it's crisp, polished. he's confident. he knows he's done well. >> how can you tell? >> it shows in his demeanor, his face and gesture. he's got confidence in the voice, giving good eye contact and at the end of the day he knows he is ready to give the best strategic pitch, medicare and the end is $7 of billion, this is an answer. 43% or 18 str
the real speech. so we're going to go back to charlotte to the dnc. >> sure, sure, mitt romney loves our lakes and our trees. he loves our cars so much they even have their own elevator. in romney's world, the cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. sure he's made a lot of money. good for him. or maybe i should say good for him. president obama with the auto rescue, he saved more than one million american jobs. but it wasn't just michigan. hey, hey, hey. in florida 35,000 jobs ohio. manufacturing is rebounding. why? and on your ballot, the d is for drive forward. the r is for reverse. in this election we are drive ing forward, not back. let's reelect the great president barack obama. >> that is just the most fantastic thing i have ever seen. >> you have to appreciate a speaker who signs the speech while she's delivering. orally. we are driving forward. >> that was incredible. >> you worked with her. >> i worked with her. that's not the jennifer gramhome i knew. >> maybe she was just excited. >> clearly. >> tomorrow morning on this very program, bob woodward and mika's dad. >
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